SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 - A majority of Americans want biotechnology that yields tests to help parents have a baby free of genetic disease, reports the Johns Hopkins' Genetics and Public Policy Center, which released results earlier this month from its first survey. At the same time, most Americans want the USgovernment to regulate these technologies.

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